Library Director

Chelsey Wentz became the Director of the Garrett Memorial Library in February 2021. Chelsey was born and raised in Appanoose County, and is a 2006 graduate of Centerville High School. Her love of literacy and libraries began at an early age.  As a teenager Chelsey was a frequent volunteer at her local Library, mainly in the children’s area. 

Chelsey worked as the Assistant children's librarian at Ralston's Baright Public Library, in Ralston, Nebraska (an Omaha suburb) from 2013 to 2015. In 2015 Chelsey and her husband, Adam, moved back to Iowa, and in 2016 Chelsey was hired as a Library Assistant at the Oskaloosa Public Library. Chelsey's duties at the Oskaloosa Public Library included being the adult/teen activities coordinator, and the toddler story time person. Chelsey is excited to be at the Garrett Memorial Library, and is excited to show you all she can do!